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One-quarter of workers report high stress levels

Number is up from one in five in 2012, but most say they can cope

Published on May 7, 2014 6:47 AM
 
-- PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: ONG WEE JIN

More Singaporean workers are reporting high stress levels, even though the vast majority say they are coping well.

One in four workers polled by the Health Promotion Board (HPB) for an annual survey last year said they were highly stressed, up from one in five in 2012.

At the same time, however, 94 per cent said they were able to cope with their stress levels "reasonably well".

The poll involved more than 8,000 Singaporeans aged between 18 and 74. It was the group between 18 and 69 - the "working population" - that saw an increase in stress.

 
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